Obit: Staffeil, Emma (1884 – 1967)

Contact: Dinah Reinke

Surnames: Staffeil, Schmidt, Wiese, Smith, Hoffman, Kasten, Dins, Bowen, Karsten, Koffarnus, Wiersig

------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 05/18/1967

------ Staffeil, Emma (18 MAY 1884 – 12 MAY 1967)

Mrs. Emma Staffeil, 82, Colby, died Friday, May 12, at St Joseph’s hospital, Marshfield, of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were held Monday at Zion Lutheran church, Colby. The Rev. David Pankow officiated and burial was in Colby Memorial cemetery. Pallbearers were Dale Schmidt, Mike Wiese, Clifford Smith, Jim Staffeil, Douglas Hoffman and Ron Kasten. Funeral arrangements were handled by Lulloff Funeral Home, Colby. Kenneth Schulz was the vocalist for the service, accompanied by Mrs. Lawrence Preim at the organ.

Mrs. Staffeil was born Emma Dins May 18, 1884, in the town of Colby, and received her education in Colby area schools. Her marriage to William Staffeil took place January 24, 1907, at Zion Lutheran church, Colby. The couple farmed in the town of Colby for most of their lives. Mr. Staffeil died in September of 1937. Mrs. Staffeil had lived for the past 17 years in the city of Colby. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran church sewing circle and ladies’ aid.

Survivors are one son, Roger Staffeil, Colby, and four daughters, Mrs. Gerhardt (Laura) Schmidt, Colby; Mrs. John (Aurella) Bowen, Abbotsford, Mrs. Harry (Alice) Karsten, Curtiss, and Mrs. William (Leona) Koffarnus, Owen; one sister, Mrs. Amelia Wiersig, Colby; 14 grand children and eight grand children. She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers and two sisters.



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